Author, playwright and longtime champion of multiculturalism Ishmael Reed is receiving a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to literature.
Mott's Hell of a Book, about an author's book and his haunted past and present, won for fiction. Miles' All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake won for nonfiction.
The winner of this year's National Book Award for fiction is Jason Mott’s “Hell of a Book.”.
Writers in the final round include Lauren Groff, Hanif Abdurraqib and Anthony Doerr. The prize recognizes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature and young people's literature.
Lauren Groff is a National Book Award finalist for her third consecutive book.
Louis Menand’s Cold War cultural history “The Free World” and Hanif Abdurraqib’s meditation on Black artistry “A Little Devil in America” are among the works on the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards.
The latest novels from Colson Whitehead and Joy Williams, and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ debut work “The Love Songs of W.
Tiya Miles uses the object to meditate on Black women’s experiences and their love.
Our foremothers wove spiritual beliefs, cultural values, and historical knowledge into their flax, wool, silk, and cotton webs.